United Kingdom Animal Rescues and Shelters in the Best of the Web UK Directory

United Kingdom Animal Rescues and Shelters

9 Lives

Cat rescue which help in saving the lives of cats who need help and shelter.

Animal Care

Rescue centre that takes in a mix of animals from dogs and cats to wildlife.

The Animal House Rescue

Rescues abandoned unwanted animals. Includes details of animals needing homes, success stories and how to donate. Located in Birmingham.

Animal Protection Trust

A registered charity. Its main function is the rescue and rehoming of unwanted domestic animals.

Animal Rescue and Care

Non-profit animal charity run completely by dedicated volunteers. https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Twickenham

Animals At Risk Shelter

Good Citizenship award winning rescue home for animals. Details of the shelter, the animals and how to offer a donation.

Animals in Distress

Founded in 1967 to alleviate the suffering of sick and injured animals.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Animal refuge with three centres - London, Old Windsor in Berkshire and Brands Hatch in Kent.

The Blue Cross

A registered animal welfare charity providing veterinary services and animal adoption centres for unwanted horses, cats, dogs and small pets. Includes details of their rehabilitation and rehoming services, and fundraising information.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Registered charity that takes in to care goats that have suffered cruelty, neglect and abandonment.

The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre

West Sussex rescue centre with purpose built cat rabbit and guinea pig pens. Includes animal care information, re-homing and how to offer support.

Cavy Rescue

Kent-based family run centre dedicated to rescuing guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats as well is gerbils and chinchillas. Provides details of their work and offers online advice.

Clacton Animal Aid

A rescue centre for unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs providing details of their animals in need of homes along with care tips on how to offer assistance. Little Clacton.

ClawsnPaws Hartlepool

Charity assisting the fostering, adopting, rehoming and rehab of small domestic and wild birds and animals that are injured, abused, sick or homeless.

Cornwall Badger Rescue

Tells the stories of some of the badgers rescued by this conservation group and also features news and advice.

Croydon Animal Samaritans

Provides shelter and homing for neglected cats and dogs in the South London and Surrey areas


Connects dog rescues and shelters with volunteers and potential homes. Covers registration forms, kennels, links, forum, and directories.

Farm Animal Sanctuary

Offers a safe home for life to all farm animals who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or unwanted,from hens and ducks to sheep, pigs, cattle and equines.

Farplace Animal Rescue

Rescue centre in Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, which takes in small to medium sized mammals, including pets and wildlife, and also offers a home to feral cats who are FIV positive.

Fleecehaven Sheep Sanctuary

Promotes humane behaviour towards sheep by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security to those sheep which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment or poor circumstances.

Foal Farm

Based in Biggin Hill, Kent rescuing sick, distressed and unwanted animals. View donation details and how to sponsor or re-home an animal.

GoatsGalore Animal Sanctuary

Registered charity caring for unwanted goats and horses.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Details of their animal rescue work plus open days and how to sponsor or adopt an animal. Brentwood, Essex.

Leicester Animal Aid

A shelter for homeless dogs and cats. View newsletters and a list of animals seeking a new home plus volunteer details. Includes pet care advice.

Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital

A charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout Leicestershire and the surrounding region.


An animal sanctuary, offering long-term sanctuary and rehab to cats, dogs and other animals that have had abuse, neglect and mistreatment.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society

A small voluntary run rescue centre that provides a safe haven for small animals.

Maesteg Animal Welfare Society

Providing information on the work of this animal shelter, with details of how to donate.

The Monkey Sanctuary Trust

A rescue centre specialising in rehabilitating and caring for South American primates; include a guide for visitors, with information about their programme, animals, opportunities to support, and educational resources.

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Rescues monkeys and apes from around the world and assist with governments to prevent the smuggling of primates from their natural habitat. Dorset based with visiting details.

The Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter

A rescue shelter that holds up to 250 dogs and 200 cats. View images and details of the animals plus how to donate or offer a home.

Norfolk Tortoise Rescue

Provides a secure and safe home to all species of tortoise and offers contacts and online care and hibernation tips. NflkTortoiseRes

North Devon Bat Care

A bat rescue centre in Bishops Tawton, North Devon run by Samantha Pickering with help from other volunteers.

Northern Ireland Boxer Rescue Society

Facilitates society information, with a great focus on Boxer rescue stories, photos and contact information.

The Owl Box

Rescue, re-home and care for all kinds of wildlife from birds of prey to hedgehogs and sell a range of owl nesting boxes.

P-A-W People for Animal Welfare

Volunteer-run animal welfare and rescue service based in Neath and Port Talbot, South Wales. https://www.facebook.com/paw.peopleforanimalwelfare/

Pawz For Thought

A small pro-active Charity, in North East of England (Sunderland), run by volunteers.

Pound Puppy Animal Rescue

Located in Poole, Dorset and dedicated to rescuing and re-homing unwanted and abandoned dogs, cats and rabbits. Includes adoption details and highlights the animals available.

Rescued Animals In Need

Animal welfare charity based in North-West Kent which rescues and rehomes cats, dogs, and small pets.

Roxies Animal Rescue

Animal rescue for dogs at cats looking for foster carers or for forever homes.

RSPCA Essex South West Branch

Providing animal rescue services will details of available cats and dogs covering the areas of Dagenham and Barking through to Epping and an Nazeing.

RSPCA Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Branch

Helping and re-homing animals around the Mid Kent area for over 100 years. View adoption and donation details and information about lost pets.

Scottish Wildcat

Dedicated to the care and conservation of felis silvestris grampia, the Scottish wildcat.

The Seal Sanctuary

Provides details of three UK seal rescue centres with details of their work, adoption opportunities and visiting information.

Starlight Trust

An animal welfare organisation based in Surrey.

Tower Hill Stables

A private animal sanctuary providing care and a home to over 160 rescued animals.

UK Animal Rescuers

A list of animal rescue centres and lost pets within the UK. Includes search facilities.

Valley Forge Native Wildlife Refuge

A private refuge for the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, being particularly concerned with aiding, fostering, sheltering and protecting those species of birds and small mammals that live wild in Scotland

Wildlife A&E

Non-profit organisation,in the Surrey and Sussex area rescuing sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them to wild as soon as they are fit and able.

Wirral Animal Sanctuary

Rescue and rehoming for domestic animals. Rehabilitation and release for sick and injured wildlife

Wood Green

Animal charity which provides rehoming services, veterinary services and campaigns on a number of animal welfare issues.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust

An animal re-homing charity catering for cats, dogs, rabbits and all small animals. Includes donation details and information about their Plymouth sanctuary. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideAnimalSanctuary/ woodsidetrust

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